Kathmandu, Dec. 7 -- Nepal's challenge in the Yonex Sunrise Nepal International Series badminton tournament ended on Thursday after the shuttlers from the host nation were knocked out of the quarter-final stages at the Nepal Armed Police Force headquarters in Halchowk.

The only remaining player in the men's singles category, Nepal No 1 Ratnajit Tamang, lost to India's Kaushal Dharmamer 21-14, 22-24, 21-11 in the quarter-finals. Along with Dharmamer, Cao Cuon Pham of Vietnam, Teck Zhi Shoo of Malaysia and Kunlavut Vitidsarn entered the semi-finals. Soraya Aghaeihajiaagha of Iran, Thet Htar Thuzar of Myamar, Rashi Tyagi of India and Chananachida Jucharoen of Thailand made it to the women's singles semi-finals.

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